Manchester United striker on the move | Updates on Portsmouth, Coventry

Transfer Deadline Day Paul Pogba Barcelona

Transfer Deadline Day Paul Pogba Barcelona

"We are honoured that the Premier League has trusted BeIN Media Group and BeIN Sports again to be the official and exclusive broadcaster, champion and custodian of its product in the Middle East and North Africa", added Nasser Al-Khelaifi, chairman and chief executive of BeIN. It is time for me to stop thinking about the market because the market will be closed.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he is "not confident" of signing another player before Thursday's transfer deadline at 17:00 BST.

But he was quick to point out his United side were closest to runaway leaders Manchester City last season, even if they finished 19 points adrift.

FIFA are formulating plans for a consistent transfer deadline across world football, which would aid Premier League sides after their setback this year.

Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant all arrived at United by early July, but nobody has followed despite Mourinho's explicit desire to bring in two more players.

"My view is that, first of all, it is hard for me to believe we finished second because when I listen, when I read - not much but sometimes I do - you [the media] are capable of making people that finish second look like they were relegated, and people who win nothing, finish below us, you make them look like serial winners".

However, a move did not materialise and Mourinho must now work with the same central defensive setup as he did last season.

Guardiola says key players Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling are both available to face Arsenal on Sunday, after returning to training on Monday following their respective runs to the World Cup semi-finals with Belgium and England.

"They returned on Monday", he said. It is hard for me to understand we finish second.

Premier League fans in MENA will be able to watch all 380 games per season exclusively live on BeIN, in addition to having access to comprehensive magazine programming, including pre and post-match shows, as well as daily highlights and weekly wrap-up programmes. What happened last season, we have learned and we know what to do.

Recommended News

  • Second mosquito pool tests positive for West Nile virus

    Second mosquito pool tests positive for West Nile virus

    Health unit staff recommend the usual precautions against mosquito bites as the best defence against contracting the virus. Standing water can be treated with EPA-approved larvicides to kill mosquitoes before they become adults.
    Tribune ends Sinclair merger bid and files suit over losses

    Tribune ends Sinclair merger bid and files suit over losses

    Sinclair already has 173 stations around the country, including KENV in Salt Lake City, KOMO in Seattle and WKRC in Cincinnati. Had the merger with Tribune Media been approved, Sinclair would have completely dominated the local news market.
    Courtois wants Hazard to join him at Real

    Courtois wants Hazard to join him at Real

    His passing ability, tough tackling and intelligence will be warmly welcomed at Stamford Bridge. I am a player who demands a lot from myself".
  • Liverpool have improved but need to be more clinical, Klopp says

    Liverpool have improved but need to be more clinical, Klopp says

    Paul Merson believes Liverpool FC need to sign another centre-half to finally win their first Premier League title. Klopp added: "We will see about the England boys and Dejan". "We have to be in a championship mode".
    Hurricane John forms off Mexico's Pacific coast

    Hurricane John forms off Mexico's Pacific coast

    Building subtropical high pressure north of Hector will keep the hurricane on a generally westward course the next several days. On the other side of the Pacific, Typhoon Shanshan is approaching Japan with maximum winds around 100 miles per hour .
    How Sanchez can lift Mourinho's mood at Man United

    How Sanchez can lift Mourinho's mood at Man United

    The Reds beat City on three occasions last season, once in the Premier League and twice in the Champions League quarter-finals. On Ings' future specifically, he added: "It's all open, what can I say?"
  • Paul Manafort trial prosecutors to rest case

    Paul Manafort trial prosecutors to rest case

    Prosecutors have said that Calk pushed through the loans for Manafort because he wanted a job in the Trump administration. Ellis III interjected: "You might want to spend time on a loan that was granted".
    Longtime Manafort deputy Rick Gates admits embezzlement

    Longtime Manafort deputy Rick Gates admits embezzlement

    He also described in details how he falsified loan applications and other documents to help Manafort obtain more in bank loans. Manafort's request we did not disclose foreign bank accounts", Gates told the jury in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia.
    Child dies after being thrown into Hillsborough River; mother charged

    Child dies after being thrown into Hillsborough River; mother charged

    Multiple witnesses had called police about 30 minutes earlier and had reported seeing a woman throw the girl into the river. Denson is accused of stealing a car from an auto fix shop, then parking the vehicle on North Rome Avenue, police said .
  • Karunanidhi, Indian political icon, dies at 94

    Karunanidhi, Indian political icon, dies at 94

    DMK cadres held impromptu protests and engaged in sloganeering demanding a place for Karunanidhi's burial at the Marina beach. Mr Karunanidhi was a successful film screenwriter, penning multiple hit movies, before moving to politics.
    King James and other celebrities have the best responses to Trump's trolling

    King James and other celebrities have the best responses to Trump's trolling

    Trump took to Twitter to vent on Friday night, presumably after he watched a rebroadcast of the interview. Michael Jordan backed his National Basketball Association rival James via a message from his spokesman.
    Gates testifies he and Manafort committed crimes

    Gates testifies he and Manafort committed crimes

    Manafort, facing charges of bank and tax fraud related to his work in Ukraine, has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Asked by prosecutors on Monday who he reported to during that time, Gates answered, " Paul Manafort ".

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.